Clinical Staff

Dr. Robert Fox

Dr. Robert Fox

Addictions Doctor

Dr. Robert Fox is a Clinical Fellow at St. Paul’s Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship and has undergone extensive training specific to individuals suffering from substance misuse and concurrent disorders.

Dr. Fox completed a fellowship at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver starting in July of 2016 where he worked very closely with individuals suffering with addiction and concurrent disorders.

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Kim Graham Dr. TCM

Kim Graham Dr. TCM

Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine

TWC Staff member Dr. Kim Graham, heads our Acupuncture Program, and is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With eight years of education in Eastern and Western medicine, Dr. Graham is an expert in her field, and has hands-on experience with homelessness, addiction, and mental illness in Vancouver’s DTES and at Harbour Light. She has been facilitating acupuncture treatments for men in early recovery since 2002, and is an expert at recreating balance and alignment for the processes within the human body. They are often heavily disturbed after periods of substance abuse.

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Sarah Shaw Ross, MCP, RCC

Sarah Shaw Ross, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She graduated with her Masters of Counselling Psychology from Adler University in 2013 and she has advanced clinical training in various psychotherapeutic approaches including Adlerian, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Sarah has extensive experience working with adolescents with mental health and substance use issues and their families and has worked with different populations of high-risk youth for over twenty years. Her clinical counselling experience includes the treatment of addictions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and grief and loss.

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Dr. Carolyn Hall, MD

Dr. Carolyn Hall, MD

General Practitioner

Carolyn Hall brings two decades of experience as a medical professional to Together We Can. She is one of the physicians at Harbour Light, and has a keen understanding of individual needs and detox protocols.

Beloved by clients for her patient and informative manner, Carolyn strives to advise and prescribe to clients in order to address their medical concerns while they reside in treatment.

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Courtney Nichols – MC:AT, RCC

Courtney Nichols – MC:AT, RCC

Clinical Supervisor, Art Therapist

Courtney Nichols obtained a Master’s degree in Art Therapy in 2003 and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in B.C. She is also Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for anxiety disorders with additional specialty training and experience working in the areas of depression, PTSD, OCD & psychosis.

Often suppressed memories can play an integral role in addiction and identifying this through therapy can help unlock traumatic memories to aid in recovery.

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Dr. Bryn Hyndman, MD, ND

Dr. Bryn Hyndman, MD, ND

Medical Director at Qi Integrated Health

Dr. Bryn Hyndman, MD, ND, and Medical Director at Qi Integrated Health, is trained both in naturopathic medicine and as a medical doctor. She believes the interconnected systems of body and mind are a terrain to be tended.

Dr. Hyndman sees herself as not only a physician, but also an educator, teaching her patients how to reverse symptoms and restore function, and how to minimize the biological processes that lead to inflammation, disease and aging.

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Carol Anne Turbitt, B.A. (Psychology)

Carol Anne Turbitt, B.A. (Psychology)

Interventionist/Counsellor

Carol Anne Turbitt has more than 20 years of experience in group facilitation and individual counselling related to substance abuse issues. She is proficient at working with individuals to rebuild their lives following trauma, dislocation, and addiction.

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Melanie Yearow, MPCC RPC

Melanie Yearow, MPCC RPC

Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

Melanie Yearow is a registered member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association, holding the designations of MPCC (Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling) and RPC (Registered Professional Counsellor).

Experienced in both individual counselling and group therapy, Melanie is also a certified SMART Recovery group facilitator. With a holistic approach in mind, Melanie also holds a certificate in Horticultural Therapy and is a certified Reiki Master in the Usui tradition.

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Samantha Armstrong, CSSW

Samantha Armstrong, CSSW

Certified Addictions Counsellor

Samantha is proficient in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, SMART goals and trauma informed practices. She has attained her diploma from Douglas College, in Community Social Service Work (CSSW), and has knowledge and practice around mental health, addictions, and family structures and supports.

She also has certification from the Correction Service of Canada in Managing Gang Affiliated Members, and training from Borstal Association’s BC Trauma Care Program in Level 1 and 2 of Trauma Informed Practices.

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VCH Addiction Specialist Physicians

VCH Addiction Specialist Physicians

Vancouver Coastal Health Addiction Doctors

Vancouver Coastal Health works in partnership with Together We Can provide two specially trained addiction doctors that perform a wide variety of services to our facility ranging from diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance of health problems with first-stage clients

Matt Rands, CCAC

Matt Rands, CCAC

Reporting Counsellor

Matt has been with TWC since 2014. Using his twenty-four years’ experience with addiction and recovery, Matt took this knowledge and has applied it at VCC’s Substance Abuse Counselling Program.

Matt specializes in one-on-one counselling for first-stage clients and is proficient regarding issues such as trauma, self-worth, and grief. He has also attained a designation as a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (CCAC) from the CACCF.

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Phil Western, CCAC

Phil Western, CCAC

Reporting Counsellor

As a member of Together We Can’s clinical team, Phil is responsible for clinical assessment and treatment planning on a case by case basis. He utilizes a client-centered approach that employs advocacy and meeting clients where they are at in an effort to bring them to their own awareness of their potential.

Phil comes to Together We Can having spent many years working as a recording engineer and music composer. After changing direction towards education, Phil worked on completing his counselling certification while simultaneously working towards completion of his degree in Counselling Psychology and raising his daughter.

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Dr. Brian G.K. Floyd

Dr. Brian G.K. Floyd

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine

Dr. Brian G.K. Floyd graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 1992 and opened Delbrook Chiropractic in North Vancouver in 1994. Dr. Floyd has been treating clients at Together We Can for musculoskeletal complaints on a weekly basis since 1997.

With a background in Physical Education (UBC 1985), Dr. Floyd also encourages every patient to accept a personal responsibility to improve and maintain their health through gentle stretching, regular moderate activity, postural awareness, and workplace ergonomics.

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Betty Conroy, C.C.

Betty Conroy, C.C.

Family Program Facilitator

Betty Conroy is a respected professional with over 25 years’ experience in the self-help industry. She is an experienced coach and workshop facilitator working with clients on a variety of topics.

Betty facilitates the Family Program at TWC and helps our clients’ loved ones understand the recovery process.

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Mick Dosanjh, CCAC

Mick Dosanjh, CCAC

Counsellor

Mick Dosanjh is a longstanding member of the Vancouver recovery community with over nine years of experience in the addictions field. He facilitates one of our senior process groups and also counsels clients on an individual basis.

Mick has earned his Addictions Counselling Certificate from VCC, Satir Family Therapy through the Satir Institute of Pacifica, and is also certified in Conflict Resolution.

CCAC Certificates

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Jesse Kiss, CCAC

Jesse Kiss, CCAC

Stabilization Counsellor

An integral part of TWC’s first-stage program, Jesse has worked in the addictions field since 2008 and has been the Stabilization Counsellor at Together We Can since 2010.

CCAC Certificates

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Marc Dube

Marc Dube

Group Facilitator - Sobriety Coach

In 2014, Marc relocated to Vancouver where he began a new career with Together We Can.  Marc has been involved in recovery and the recovery community since 2005.  As Program Director of the Awakenings program and Operations Manager of the Elevate program, Marc is responsible for program planning, managing the counselling and support staff, and overseeing the care of first stage clients.

Marc leads client group facilitation sessions, conducts one-on-one sessions, corresponds/provides updates to the families of clients, and oversees the daily operations.

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Lee Deem, CCAC

Lee Deem, CCAC

Counsellor

Lee has been at Together We Can since the Spring of 2015 and facilitates one of our senior process groups.

He is known at TWC and in the Vancouver Recovery Community as someone with an undeniable passion for recovery and creating positive change in the lives of others.

CCAC Certificates

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Craig Fluter, CCAC

Craig Fluter, CCAC

Certified Addictions Counsellor/Interventionist

Craig Fluter is a program facilitator, and interventionist who has been an active member of the Vancouver recovery community since 2005. He earned his Addictions Counselling Diploma from VCC and also holds a CCAC designation as a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (CACCF).

Craig has six years of experience working at the Cordova Detox Facility on the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver as a support worker and the detox supervisor. Driven by his passion for recovery, Craig has worked with countless individuals and their families conveying his knowledge, experience and insight around issues related to addiction, relationships and trauma.

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Dan Bernard, CCAC

Dan Bernard, CCAC

Client Coordinator

Dan Bernard has been employed as one of the Client Coordinators at Together We Can since 2013. He is an active member of the Tri-Cities recovery community and earned his CCAC designation as a Certified Canadian Addictions Counsellor from the CACCF.

CCAC Certificates

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Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Certified Addictions Specialist/Interventionist (Vancouver Island)

Michael provides collaborative recovery management solutions including medical monitoring, recovery coaching and substance use assessments to individuals, families, employers, treatment centres, disability and occupational health providers, government agencies and private companies. Michael’s previous work experience involves working with clients in various stages of change and recovery: acute medical detox, stabilization, second-stage housing, community-based support groups and non-profits. Along with his own personal experience with substance abuse and success in recovery, Michael is a certified Addiction Recovery Coach and DATAC Certified Specimen Collector.

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